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To Light a Candle

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Page count: 4


S. Anderson

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine

Story Summary

After losing their farm and moving to a crowded city apartment, the words spoken over November’s bonfire every year—“To warmth after cold, to waking after sleep, to spring after winter and over darkness light”—seemed sadly meaningless. Until they were used to tame the school bully…